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Gryphons womens rugby beats Badgers back to their den
Womens rugby team victorious again for fourth game in season
sasha odesse
The Brock Badgers womens rugby team was shutdown on a very blustery Oct. 1 by the Guelph Gryphons, whose solid defence and oence prevented the Badgers from scoring any points, nishing with a 68-0 victory. Head coach Colette McAuley was pleased not only with the game, but also with how the team is coming together. The girls are really starting to score team tries where it goes through a lot of hands before its actually touched down. The rst [game] of the season against Laurier we saw a lot of individual athletes breaking through the defence and running the whole way, but as we get better competition and they know who to key in on and who to double tackle [theyve realized that] it takes a whole team eort to score the tries. Were still putting a lot of points on the board and its getting harder and harder each week but the girls are doing a good job of being there for each other and lending their support, thats what our focus is on, said McAuley. As well as some great team eorts displayed on the eld,


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Gryphons fell the Badgers 68 0.

University president visits Munford Centre

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The counselling services of the C.J. Munford Centre for students of colour was pleased to welcome Alastair Summerlee, president and vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. Summerlee presented to the discussion group on Sept. 28, stressing the importance of education, and elaborated on his recent visit to the worlds largest refugee camp. The meeting encouraged Canadians to take action and make a dierence in the world. Summerlee took great satisfaction working with the World University Services of Canada (WUSC) as part of the refugee program. WUSC is a non-prot Canadian charity organization which networks local communities working together to reduce poverty in developing countries. Over the years, they have been successful in granting refugee students the opportunity to study in Canada. That is what took me originally to the refugee camps, said Summerlee. To try and encourage more women to be part of the scholarship program and drew me into the camps which have been an education like no other I could have had. Their latest focus is on Kenya, home to the rapidly growing refugee camp of Dadaab. Dadaabs original holding capacity of 90,000 increased to 400,000 this July as a result of famine in its neighbouring country Somalia. The number is expected to rise to over 500,000 by the end of the year. Education in the camp is a challenge, said Summerlee. There are about 200,000 children in Dadaab at the moment. Of those, 51 per cent are girls and 49 per cent are boys, but only 45% of those children are in primary school and 30 per cent of those are girls. Already you can begin to see theres a demographic missing in here.

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A hoppin good time!

tyler valique
On Oct. 1., hundreds of volunteers and participants braved the chilly but sunny fall weather to attended the much anticipated Hopscotch 4 Hope. Dozens of students jumped on the bus and went to walk/hop the longest hopscotch course ever. What exactly inspired this event? Erin Glaysher and I were approached by [a woman named] Linda Melnick in the Athletic Center one day when we were spreading awareness about Right To Play. She told us about how her daughter, Kory Melnick, and her daughters friend Kamari BrownGain attended We Day Waterloo and were inspired to make an impact, explains Zakiya Pirani, co-president of the University of Guelphs Right to Play. The girls, including Korys younger sister Robin, decided to dedicate a year of their lives to raising funds and awareness for under-privileged kids around the world, Pirani continued. Amongst other ideas, they wanted to do something big; they wanted to break the Guinness World Record for the construction of the longest hopscotch course. Pirani and Glaysher got involved as organizers of the event, and through Right to Play made this vision a reality Linda asked us to help the girls make this event happen, they had the idea, they just need some help bringing all the aspects together, said Pirani. The three girls decided to raise money for two charities: they chose both Free the Children, because of We Day, and Right to Play. Both organizations share similar ideals in terms of supporting children around the world so it was a nice t, said Pirani. Pirani and Glaysher, in conglomeration with the U of G Free the Children chapter, began to help organize and plan this massive event. After months of dedication and hard work, the event came together. Dozens of volunteers were needed in order to make the hop scotch course. So how big was this human made masterpiece? The course was 5.5km long and consisted of 15,040 squares (give or take a few), said Pirani. In addition to walking/hopping the Hopscotch 4 Hope course, participants were graced with live music from Your Neck of the Woods, Brent Freeman and the Tiger Sharks, Fitness Club Fiasco, and Big Bear (previously known as Woof!). There were several guest speakers, including Brian Wilbur from Free The Children and Laura Thomas from Right To Play, who explained the importance of the event and thanked organizers, participants and volunteers for their hard work and dedication. We think the event was a huge success and are so happy with the outcome, said Pirani. We would like to thank everyone that supported us through the entire process and a big thank you to the girls, Kory, Kamari, and Robin and their amazing mothers Linda and Laura for letting us be a part of this! The total amount raised has yet to be calculated, but both Right to Play and Free the Children will announce the total later on this week. the president is the Refugee Study Program, which will allow University of Guelph students to travel to Dadaab, set up educational programs for the students there, and develop relationships through a Guelph-Dadaab student pairing. He ended the presentation with the WUSC motto, stressing the importance of extending the priviledge of education to others. Education changes the world, said Summerlee. It clearly is something that we as a university can do for people who deserve so much better than what they have. Coming from a small village himself, the president can relate to overwhelming changes and loneliness that may be felt by refugees and immigrants in a Canadian postsecondary education. New students are encouraged to come to the C.J. Munford Centre, a place devoted to people of diverse ethnicity to adjust to their environment. Among the discussion group was

Changes to Guelphs downtown core

Downtown advisory committee tries to nd the solutions for expansion
zamir merali
The city of Guelph has long been acknowledged for its sturdiness in the face of modern developmental forces. While nearby cities such as Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge continue to expand and construct ever-rising buildings, Guelph has chosen to preserve its original Victorian era architecture. New projects being proposed by city council, however, are adopting a radically new viewpoint towards this traditionalism and may lead to the construction of modern developments in the downtown core. The pressures prompting these new developments stem from the Ontario Planning Act, a document put forward by the provincial government that mandates Guelph to grow its downtown core. This document sets a specic goal for Guelph city planners to work towards. Downtown Guelph Urban Growth Centre(UGC) must be planned to achieve, by 2031 or earlier, a minimum gross density target of 150 residents and jobs per hectare, states the Downtown Guelph Proposed Secondary Plan. The requirement set out by this mandate is much larger than current downtown developments can accommodate and will require a large redesign of the historically dense city core. Initial plans have been proposed through a series of meetings that Keisha Roberts, a PhD candidate of human health and nutritional sciences. Roberts describes the Munford Centre as a bridge that reconnects a cultural barrier between herself and Canada. A lot of the time, as an immigrant, its very dicult to be submissive to a culture and to have people anticipate that you are going to be acclimatized, said Roberts. I dont think its realistic so I think a place like the Munford Centre is important to help students acclimatize, because being in an academic environment is not all about academia. Its about relationships. If you cant have good relationships with your peers who can help you with your school work, youre not going to make it. So I think its important to have a place like this that students should be aware of. To Eva Osazuwa, a third year criminal justice and public policy student, the Munford Centre is a home away from home. solicited the publics opinion. These initial plans have emphasized the importance of increased housing in the downtown core. Downtown has potential to be enhanced as a centre for commerce and culture, but what it lacks most is housing, as is mentioned in the Proposed Secondary Plan. Many more people living downtown will make it more vibrant and safe and contribute to the sustainability of the larger city[] Complementary neighbourhoods can create new and distinct places that add to the character and attractiveness of downtown. These pressures have prompted the city council to hire Karol Murillo as the downtown Renewal Ocer. The position is intended to guide the development of a downtown development plan. Murillo is emphasizing the importance of transparency in the proceedings [Members of the public can check online to view] background work we did leading up to reestablishing the [downtown advisory] committee. Moving forward, all of our agendas/minutes will be public, said Murillo. These plans for major developments are raising the concerns of many individuals. City councilor Leanne Piper expresses her concern with the big-city style developments being considered by the city council. Were not Toronto and we dont aspire to be Toronto, said Piper. In fact, I think we owe it to our future generation not to become Toronto, because I dont think Torontos form of development is sustainable. Murillo is attempting to address these issues and maintain the culture of Guelph, while still allowing the city to grow and evolve. Murillo compiled the downtown advisory committee in order to represent the viewpoint of a variety of key downtown stakeholders. Initial plans published through Murillos eorts speak towards this balance between preserving culture and modernizing the city. The parts of downtown are not well connected to one another, and the downtown as a whole is not well connected to the Speed River, one of its greatest assets, said Murillo. The opportunity exists to redevelop large, underutilized properties and ll in smaller gaps with sensitive inll development to create a more cohesive, diverse, complete and connected downtown. In the process, the commercial core can be expanded and a signicant residential population added to balance the number of workers in downtown. Ultimately, as a result of political and social pressures, Guelphs downtown is destined to change. Whether the particular avour of downtown that characterizes Guelph as a historical city is lost remains to be seen. Piper, however, is committed to preserving the parts of Guelph that she likes the most. I dont have all the answers and I know that Guelph will grow and that Guelph will need to grow in a way that will allow us to still have that feeling of good iconic architecture and green space, said Piper. I think thats what attracts people here and if we ddle with that too much, well regret it.

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Poverty and access to learning materials also present a barrier to students in the camps. At the moment, the ratio of students to textbooks varies from one school with eight students per textbook to one that has 50 students per textbook, said Summerlee. Sumerlee, who works with the scholarship program under Winebold trust in Kenya, says that girls represent an insignicant number in programs because they are expected to work in the family. By nighttime, attempts to catch up on missed work are made dicult by the lack of electricity. His solution was to provide solar lamps for female students and developed the Shine a Light Campaign, which helps girls achieve a higher education by studying at night and increasing their chances of winning scholarships to study abroad. Included in the future agenda of


The Munford Centre is a place where students can talk, share experiences, ask questions and gain assistance.
You are not just a student number, said Osazuwa. They try to bring people here and bring them together. You actually t in because some people maybe speak your language or understand certain jokes that are cultural so its just good to come here and its kinda like family. Community or campus individuals who are interested in learning more about the CJ Munford centre can drop by or visit their website at

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doing similar work and make sure the CSA is acting as the hub of undergraduate activity, said Garvie. I also think that running strong campaigns that benet students will put the CSA on the radar of its members. This includes working with the rest of the executive to run strong campaigns to ght against tuition increases, to lower textbook prices and to make our campus bottled water free. The communication and corporate aairs commissioner is responsible for making the CSA accessible to the student body. Along with his long term goals as commissioner, Garvie has planned some short-term actions to make sure that there is speedy and precise communication between the CSA and its members. For example, accessible meeting summaries in addition to full meeting minutes so students

Students vote in the CSA byelections

Drew Garvie elected as new communication and corporate aairs commissioner
beth purdon-mclellan
The polls are closed and the results are in: Drew Garvie has been elected as the communication and corporate aairs commissioner in the CSA by-election. The support for Garvie was overwhelming, a reection of how active his political voice is on the university campus. At the time of the CSA bi-elections, Garvie was also running as the Guelph candidate for the Communist Party of Canada. While participating in two campaigns, Garvie consistently pushed for issues such as lower tuition fees. Regardless of what organization he is involved in, Garvie rigorously advocates on behalf of students. I think we need an outwardly focused CSA that pushes to expand student rights and interests, said Garvie. Through this approach the average student will have a reason to pay attention to whats happening on the second oor of the University Centre. I ran in order to help make sure that the CSA lives up to its mandate and eects positive change on campus and in the community. Garvie has an impressive amount of experience behind him. Previous to claiming this position, Garvie had been a volunteer with the CSA for four years, and has sat on the CSA board of directors for ve semesters. His familiarity and understanding of the CSA has inuenced his goals as communication and corporate aairs commissioner. I hope to facilitate networking between groups on campus


can quickly have access to the most important things going on with the CSA, said Garvie. I will present this and other ideas

to the rest of the executive, the board and sta to make sure we make the best possible changes.

Scientically Inclined: Science that makes you laugh then think

Ig Nobels honour hilarious scientic research
arielle duhaime-ross
Scientists are a humorous bunch. This statement may seem rather strange and surprising to some of you, but I stand by it. Any stand-up comic will tell you that creativity and resilience in the face of failure are key components of any jokesters arsenal, but these characteristics might as well be applied to the ongoing comedic routine that is science. It takes a particularly keen sense of humour to come up with absurdly creative research ideas or to work on something for years only to have it fail miserably. For the sceptics left among you, all I have to say is that the scientic sense of humour was alive and well at the 21st annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, which took place on Sept. 29. Ig Nobel prizes are handed out once a year to scientists who have made discoveries that make people laugh and then think. The awards are given in biology, chemistry, psychology, physiology, literature, peace, physics, mathematics and public safety. Examples of past Ig Nobel recipients include three physicians who created a set of guidelines to free zipper-entrapped penises and a scientist who discovered that the biochemistry of being in love is no dierent from that of having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Much to my enjoyment, this years batch of winners was just as funny and interesting. The 2011 biology prize went to Daryll Gwynne and David Rentz, two researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus who looked at the bizarre mating behaviour of the male jewel beetle (Julodimorpha bakervelli) which has the unfortunate tendency of trying to mate with a certain type of Australian beer bottle instead of a female of its own species. This may seem quite funny at rst, but think of the disastrous conservation consequences for entire beetle populations that dont end up mating successfully due to careless beer drinkers discarding their bottles in this beetles natural habitat. See, now youre getting it. Other winners include Philippe Perrin, Cyril Perrot, Dominique Deviterne, Bruno Ragaru and Herman Kingma who accepted the physics prize for demonstrating why discus throwers become dizzy while hammer throwers do not. The physiology prize went to Anna Wilkinson of the University of Lincoln in the UK and others for a study that found no evidence of contagious yawning in red-footed turtles. Finally, the chemistry prize was awarded to Makoto Imai and his team of researchers for inventing the wasabi alarm. This alarm, when triggered, releases the ideal quantity of pungent airborne wasabi in order to waken deepsleepers or the hearing impaired during an emergency. The live Youtube broadcast also included a tribute to the late William N. Lipscomb, the 1976 Chemistry Nobel Prize laureate for his discoveries in chemical bonding. All Ig Nobels are given out by previous Nobel Prize winners and Colonel Lipscomb, as his students called him, was a regular and enthusiastic participant. The Ig Nobels were created by Marc Abrahams, the editor and co-founder of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research. His mission is to celebrate the unusual and imaginative discoveries being made in science, technology and medicine. He does not, however, limit this prize to scientists alone. This year, for demonstrating the importance of being very careful when making calculations and mathematical assumptions, the mathematics prize went to the numerous people who have predicted the end of the world at various times throughout the last century. Whats the best part (besides the science of course) about watching the ceremony? It is the ve-year-old girl the organisers hire every year to gage when winners are making overly longwinded thank you speeches. Shes charged with the hilarious task of walking up to them and asking them to stop by saying Please stop, Im bored ad innitum. For more information, visit the magazines website at www.

Get to know the universitys Senate

Students can get informed of all levels of campus decision making
beth purdon-mclellan
Though many students may not have been aware, the Senate held a meeting on Oct. 3 to discuss the selection of the next Chancellor for the University of Guelph. Chancellor selection is a lengthy process, one that is still going through the motions. The senate will not announce their choice until a later date. What is worrisome about this particular event, however, is that despite the publicity of the chancellor selection, much of the Senates process goes unnoticed by the student body, if acknowledged at all. Students feel the effects the upper level decisions, but often this effect is the end product of a series of actions taken by the university. Although the universitys infrastructure is incredibly complex, there are many opportunities for students to participate in the bureaucratic process. Being informed benefits students because it can help students form opinions on not only changes to the university, but how and why those changes are made. Being informed can give students the capacity to act. The Senate provides another avenue to participate. In the midst of the election, one can forget that many decisions happen at the university level on an on going basis. The university uses a governance system consisting of two parts: the Senate and the Board of Governors. Both groups meet on a regular basis to discuss and make decisions on how to best run the University of Guelph. Decisions are divided into two streams: the academic and the financial. The two are linked in an integrated planning process. The Senate is responsible for the academic side of things. It manages faculty and departments, and the formations of different schools or institutions. The Board of Governors is responsible for the financial aspects, and oversees all university transactions. They manage funds that the Senate might need to support their programs, as well as the general management of all university property. These councils are not far removed bodies of governance: the Senate includes students from both the undergraduate and graduate level. There is also a Student Senate Caucus, where students sit on committees and act as a liaison between the Senate and the student body. Student senators are elected by students so keep an eye out for that ballot in your Gryph mailbox in the coming winter semester.


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Bike safety week

Guelph police crack down after increase of bicycle collisions
tyler valique
This past week the Guelph Police, along with the University of Guelph Campus Community Police, initiated the S.P.A.C.E program (Safety, Prevention, Awareness, Courtesy and Education) aimed towards cyclists. The Guelph Police and the University of Guelph Campus Community Police paired up to stop cyclists on Gordon St. at McGilvray St.. The Police stopped cyclists in order to educate them about bike safety, the laws regarding bicycles and to ensure that the bicycles and the cyclists had safe and proper equipment. The Central Student Association was even there to offer free tune-ups for cyclists. Over the past few years in Guelph, there has been a significant increase in the amount of collisions involving cyclists. With the increase of bicycle lanes around the city, the amount of cyclists traveling to and from work and school has increased. In 2009 there were 31 collisions and in 2010 there were 55 collisions involving cyclists. S.P.A.C.E is an annual event put on by the University of Guelph Campus Police. This year, due to the rising number of collisions, they partnered with the Guelph Police as well as the CSA Bike Centre in order to promote rider safety. The event took place between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 29. Over 80 riders were stopped in total. Sgt Steve Forbes of the University of Guelph Campus Police praised the Bike Centre, saying [it] was a great support providing free bells and lights. Forbes explained that the most commonly forgotten safety devices on bikes are bells and horns, sound devices. Its the law to have a bell. There is a significant fine for not having one. The purpose of the event was to educate riders, so they could see what is expected of them, said Forbes. From Monday Sept. 26 to Sunday Oct. 2, the Guelph police were enforcing offences by cyclists such as improper lighting and riding on sidewalks. Forbes said the main issue is lighting. Overall the event was a success. If you would like more information on bicycle safety and the laws surrounding cycling, you can visit the U of G campus police headquarters where additional information will be provided.


If you do not have proper lighting or proper sound making equipment for your bicycle,

please visit the CSA Bike Centre or a bike shop in Guelph to ensure your safety.

No money necessary at GO Food Swap

Barter system makes its appearance on the local food scene
susannah ripley
A new trend in the local food movement is coming to Guelph. The Guelph Ontario (GO) Food Swap is an event where home cooks meet to exchange their baked goods, garden produce, and preserves. Unlike a traditional market, no money changes hands. Instead, participants barter with each other. Since no money is involved, no permits or inspections are necessary. Ive always thought that Guelph has a strong local food presence and a lot of creative people, said organizer Kelly Hughes. So I thought it was about time that we had [a food swap] in Guelph. Participants can trade anything they have cooked or baked, as well as home-grown vegetables or fruit. Even handmade bath salts and lip balms are accepted. As the GO Food Swap website says, If you made it or grew it, its fair game. Tickets for the Food Swap are free, but participants must register in advance online. Registration guarantees the traders table space to display their wares. Limited space is available, so the first event was capped at 30 people. Tables were all spoken for days in advance. There are going to be other events, said Hughes, And anyone who didnt get in on this one can look forward to other Food Swaps happening. And 10 Carden St. is a wonderful place to meet in, a really great community space. Hughes was inspired by the Toronto Underground Market (TUM), an event where amateur chefs meet to sell their creations. TUM also occurred for the first time this year. The [local food] movement is really growing , said Hughes. People are starting to find alternatives to the current food system. Theyre looking for new ways of feeding themselves, ways to really get creative and to share what they know with other people. The barter system has had an increasing impact in that movement: Hughes cited examples of food swaps in Los Angeles, New York, and as far away as Australia. The event has generated lively interest across Ontario, with recent articles on the subject appearing in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. According to Hughes, the Food Swap appeals to a wide range of people. It is a vast demographic, she said. We have students coming from the University, we have people who are older, anyone who enjoys making things from scratch.

Talking about child abuse

Child and Family Services launches Purple Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness
beth purdon-mclellan
Child and Family Services (C&FS) launched its purple ribbon campaign on Sept. 4 in an eort to spread awareness of child abuse. Volunteers, along with employees of the Co-operators Group, will hand out purple ribbons and engage the public to learn about child abuse. The campaign will focus on how the community can report abuse and the services provided by the C&FS. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness in the community so that when people are worried about children, they know what to do, said Daniel Moore, F&CS executive director. The motto child protection is everyones business is not just an appeal for community support: it is quite literal. Ontario citizens are legally obligated to report child abuse to Childrens Services under Act s.72. This is especially true for professionals who are responsible for childrens well-being, such as teachers or daycare providers. Abuse includes physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Children are the most vulnerable group in Ontario society, as they cannot voice what they may be experiencing. The Purple Ribbon campaign is urging individuals to report if they suspect that a child is at risk. The Guelph-Wellington division of C&FS works with approximately 400 families at any given time, and supervises the care of up to 200 children. Childrens Aid often gets a bad wrap, as they are usually associated with the apprehension of children. However, Childrens Aid understands that family is the most important thing in a childs life, and works hard to keep families intact. Of all the cases that the C&FS is involved in, only 10 per cent of children are removed from the home. However, their priority is to keep children safe in the event that families are unable to. justies abuse, Childrens Aid recognizes that oppression can be a contributing factor in child abuse. They advocate healthy communities and that accessible services go a long way to relieve the pressure that many families feel. We dont see child maltreatment as just occurring in neglectful families, said Moore. We think that families that live within a context and that there are families in this communities who experience poverty, family violence, serious mental health issues, isolation[]and that those are factors that could lead a parent, who may not want to hurt a child, into a position where its really dicult for them to parent. In a sense, child protection is a community eort, since there are so many factors in both the prevention and the reporting process. If people are educated about child abuse, they can spot the warning signs and will report it sooner. Abuse, especially neglect and emotional abuse, can be difcult to identify. If communities know what to look for, children can receive support that much sooner. Ribbons will be handed out in the downtown area and Stone Road Mall, as well a various venues across the Wellington-Guelph County. One way to raise awareness is to wear the purple ribbon, said Moore. And so when oered a purple ribbon, it would be great if people wore it, so that we could have this conversation about child abuse and child maltreatment in our community.

The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness in the community so that when people are worried about children, they know what to do
Daniel Moore, F&CS executive director.
Part of the Purple Ribbon Campaign is to remind the public that not everyone in society is given equal opportunity to access resources. While this in no way

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CSA launches Food Bank cookbook

Cookbook serves a good meal with a good message
beth purdon-mclellan
This September, the CSA Food Bank released a cookbook that features recipes made from ingredients commonly found at the Food Bank. The cookbook was something that the CSA Food Bank had considered for quite some time. It wasnt until last year that the project gained momentum when Food Bank volunteer Ivy Tik Lam, an applied human nutrition student, partnered with Molly McManus, the previous Food Bank coordinator. Together they worked with over 50 volunteers to compile the recipes and nutritional information featured in the cookbook. The extensive eort paid o: the cookbook serves as a great resource for students. Our primary goal is to encourage students to use it, said Laura Simon, CSA Food Bank coordinator. No matter whether theyre Food Bank clients or not - because in the long term, being able to cook for yourself and make basic ingredients stretch will enable people to weather tough economic times so they dont have to turn to a food bank for support. The cookbook also promotes healthy eating. Most of the recipes include cheap ingredients that have a high nutritional value. For students who dont have much experience cooking for themselves, the cookbook is a valuable reference. Once you are able to cook for yourself, you can be more selective about what you consume, said Simon. If youre buying food out all the time, then your options can be limited and arent always good for you. Certainly if youre relying on microwavable dinners, youre not getting the nutrients you need. Basic cooking skills will allow people to really take control of their food and pay more attention to what theyre eating. Cookbooks can be purchased for a suggested $1 donation for clients of the Food Bank, while other community members can give a donation of $5. While the


cookbooks present a fundraising opportunity for the Food Bank, it has also been a great way for the Food Bank to promote awareness in the community. There has always been the stereotype of the starving student, said Simon. But I dont think people realize how pervasive

that is and how it goes beyond living o Kraft dinner to being a situation where people just arent eating lunches or breakfast. Its a signicant problem that deserves far more attention, as it sheds light on the unrealistic nancial expectations of postsecondary education right now.

The CSA Food Bank is an invaluable resource to the University of Guelph. The cookbook is just one demonstration of the great contributions the Food Bank makes to the campus community.


Blurring the lines
kelly wighton
Drawings, And Things That Look Like Drawings was displayed in Zavitz Hall from Sept. 26-30. It featured work by several artists including Sarah Walterhouse, who also organized the show. Walterhouses objective was to put together a multidisciplinary show that blurred the lines between various styles of art. Although Walterhouses preferred medium to work with is large, abstract drawings, she chose to create a rubble and wire sculpture in order to show a different style of work than what was showed in her solo display last fall. It may seem strange to have a rubble and wire sculpture displayed within a collection called Drawings and Things That Look Like Drawings, but Walterhouse resists that thinking. Anything can be a drawingits just utilizing lines, and everything comes back to lines, Walterhouse said, going on to explain that paper and canvas serve as a support, and that what you use on top of the support creates the line, or what we call a drawing. In Walterhouses sculpture, rubble served as the support while the wire worked as the line. In the collection, there was only one typical drawing on display. The other pieces ranged from a variety of paintings on canvas and wood to fabric compositions, and even photography. Why all this focus on drawings? Its the start of everything, said Walterhouse. Drawing is an important starting point for learning and building skills. You cant be as successful without that background, no matter what medium you work with. Even abstract artists need the skill in order to properly represent things. Zavitz Hall, located on the second oor of the School of Fine Arts and Music, features a dierent students artwork each week. A new collection of artwork is up now, available for viewing today.

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Kidstreets Cli Snyder multitasks at Van Goghs Ear on Oct. 2.

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Begging Bear comes out of hibernation Guelphs weekend gets The Weeknd
tom beedham
October brought with it the homecoming of a Guelph icon. Returning from a nearly sevenmonth slumber to a wake of eager fans on Oct. 1, the ocial unveiling of Macdonald Stewart Art Centres (MSAC) beloved Begging Bear marked a highlight in a series of celebrations that made up MSACs Culture Day. Although the Begging Bear had stood alert and at attention ever since its 1999 installation, it was forced to take to hibernation to lick its wounds after being toppled to the ground on March 18, a fate that Guelph Police suspected could be attributed to late-night partying gone wrong. But the Bear is loved, and it did not have to undergo its recuperation alone. Sent to Artcast Inc., a Georgetown, Ont. art foundry that has worked with MSAC on several projects throughout its sculpture park, the Begging Bear received treatment from 12 sets of hands. Already standing at sevenand-a-half feet tall, the Bear now towers slightly higher above the Gordon St. bus stop in front of MSAC. In addition to repairing a minor dent, the people at Artcast gave it a new base to prevent the possibility of a similar future fate. We had to design a base that would compliment the sculpture and make it more secure, said Artcast Inc. vice-president Marcus Knoespel, who oversaw the repairs. The foundry also bued and polished the statues patina, so the Bear is also now sporting a coat with a healthy new shine. After the statue was unveiled, groups of children, professors, and other members of the Guelph community swarmed around the Bear to place coins in

Toronto R&B mix artist lls the Guelph Concert Theatre

oliver dzuba
Every now and then, the night life of this city will surprise us. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in and around the downtown area of Guelph are full of entertaining and exciting events that keep us coming back for more. Oct. 1 was one of those nights, and in fact perhaps the most memorable this city has ever oered. The Guelph Concert Theatre played host to contemporary R&B artist The Weeknd. The group has released both highly acclaimed mixtapes House of Balloons and Thursday in 2011 alone, and is expected to release a third titled Echoes of Silence later this year. 21-year-old Abel Tesfaye, with his sensual lyrics and resounding vocals, is the driving creative force behind this group. His boisterous personality made for an excellent stage presence. From the looks of it, a capacity crowd was energized and eagerly anticipated an excellent show from this Toronto outt, and after an hour long set it was safe to say that no one was going home disappointed. Opening up with High for This was an obvious choice, but the crowd was elated. Many of the fans held up their smartphones and digital cameras to capture the greatness of the moment that was happening before their eyes. The set may have been on the short side, but each song was played to near perfection. The performance was on par with studio quality all throughout the show, with The Weeknd playing

songs that drew equally from both mixtapes. The Party & The After Party and Thursday in particular brought enormous reactions from the crowd, while The Zone got Tesfaye emotional. Immediately leaving the stage in a rather rushed manner, but not before throwing his hat to one lucky fan, it was obvious that there was a personal attachment to these songs that resonated with the frontman.


It was obvious that there was a personal attachment to these songs that resonated with the frontman.
Although credit for the success of The Weeknd often goes solely to Tesfaye, the entire band put on a stellar performance. Backing vocals from the bassist especially added to the show. Credit was also due to the stage crew, who allowed the show to go perfectly without any technical issues. Guelph may not see another show like this for quite some time. The crowd loved absolutely every minute of the performance and according to The Weeknds Twitter account, the group seemed to enjoy it as well.

its outreaching hand and pose for photos. Knoespel could not be present for the unveiling, but he related a story about the reinstallation. Everybody from the gallery was wanting to see it returned and eager to see how the new base and things looked, but people just driving by and people waiting for the bus were very pleased to see it back in place, Knoespel said. We had people honking their horns; a couple of guys going, good to see it back; yelling out of car windows; a few people waiting for the bus commented nally. They were happy to see it back.

Calling from Montral, Knoespel explained that Artcast Inc. often has to venture far to nd work. We send stu to Newfoundland and to Winnipeg and we never see it again, so we have no idea how well its received or anything, he said. We dont always see where it ultimately goes. To have a piece like the Begging Bear be enjoyed as much as it is in Guelph was really neat. We really enjoy knowing our work means something to people.


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Paradox and proxy

tom beedham
On Sept. 29, students, professors, and members of the Guelph community gathered in the Norfolk United Church to sit in on a discussion between Canadian bestselling author Irshad Manji and U of G associate professor in philosophy, Karen Houle. Staged as a joint event between the U of Gs Caf Philosophique and The Bookshelf, the event marked one of a series of discursive events aimed at bringing together the university and the larger Guelph community to discuss literature, politics, philosophy and other scholastic topics. Currently touring her most recent book, Allah, Liberty, and Love, Manji started o the discussion with a remark about her rst, The Trouble with Islam Today. I have been living that book most of my life [] At the age of 14, I was kicked out of my madrasa, Manji said, going on to explain that her expulsion from the Islamic educational institution was strung to her penchant for asking too many inconvenient questions about Muslim tradition. Being expelled, she said, was like reaching an important milestone en route to the present position she takes on Islam. She also cited the 1989 fatw against Salman Rushdie as having inuenced her study. That really allowed me in a way that was not possible beforeto get my hands braided mind, heart, and soul around what all kinds of people were thinking about Islam, Manji said. Whereas those dogmatists who say that philosophies like secularism are the devil [] it was precisely because I was living in an open society and had access to a secular institution called the public library that was what saved my faith in my faith. Its been a wonderfully paradoxical journey. A devote Muslim, in her books, Manji has been making a pronounced eort to reform the faith. it over more than 80 percent of the Muslim world, Manji held, also stating that such dogmatism was not consistent with the Koran. The Koran itself says, No matter which way you turn, east or west, there is the face of God. Manjis critiques of Islamic tradition and elitism have been a steady source of controversy in the Islamic community. Her books are banned in some countries, and she has become a target of death threats and hate speech. Still, Manji has dedicated herself to a greater good, a sentiment at the heart of the Moral Courage Project, an online campaign she founded and currently directs, as well as a New York University course that she personally teaches. In her words, the concept involves the willingness to speak truth and power within your own community for the sake of a greater good.

Its been a wonderfully paradoxical journey Irshad Manji

The expectation that the only legitimate way with which we can really reach God is in the language of Arabic and [that] the only proper way to present yourself for example as a Muslim woman is through wearing the pre-Islamic tribal Arab clothing of Hijab or Burqa [] Those are all indications of the imperialism that exists within Islamfewer than 20 per cent of the Muslim world lording

Album Review: Feist

oliver dzuba
Providing one of the most identiable sounds of modern Canadian music, Leslie Feist certainly has her work cut out for her. The singer-songwriter has created quite the portfolio of great music both in her solo career and her work with Broken Social Scene. The Reminder, her most popular work brought the 35-year-old out of the contours of the alternative brand and into the homes and hearts of people around the world. Her latest album, Metals is a 12-song release that might not catch the attention of as many people as The Reminder, but nonetheless it is a good album. All the things that Feist is best known for are present throughout the whole album. Her introspective lyrics that comment on life and love are here again, being sung by the angelic voice that is comparable to few. Softly spoken ideas and analogous stories create a desire for listening that not many other artists are able to invoke. The folk-infused brand that Feist has built her niche in is familiar, but not to the point of redundancy. The guitar work is as calming as it is original, and backing provided by various percussion instruments and a piano make for a great atmosphere on Metals. The problemalbeit not much of a problem at allis a lack of a strong single for the album to revolve around. There is no 1234 or Mushaboom this time around, denying an entry point for someone to start listening to Feist more. That said, How Come You Never Go There and Anti-Pioneer are highlights on the album, and if given the chance, even the most casual music fan could learn to love them as well. Feist is neither brave nor foolish for taking the direction she did with Metals. She could have easily made an album that would appease a much larger crowd and sell more records, but Metals feels as if the record belongs more so to Feist, and less to her fans. After a brief break from music, Feist has come back doing what she wants. This album is a denite testament to this, and its much preferable to the crowd pleasing but hollow album that could have been. It seems we wont be seeing Feist on another iPod commercial anytime soon. That however is no discredit to the singer, and surely doesnt lower the value of this album. Metals in my opinion is well deserving of a 3.85.0


Canadian bestseller Irshad Manji (center) poses with College of Arts Dean Don Bruce (right) and associate professor in philosophy Karen Houle (left) moments before discussion gets underway at Norfolk United Church.



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List service: ve Mists songs linked to horror culture

tom beedham
Horror punk heavyweights The Mists have been an outlet for pretty heated criticism ever since they lost original singer Glenn Danzig to a new project called Samhain. This week the band now a trio consisting of longtime member and bassist Jerry Only, Black Flags Dez Cadena on guitar, and drummer Eric Goat Arce of Murphys Lawdropped The Devils Rain, the groups rst release since its 50s cover album Project 1950 in 2003. The title also references a 1975 horror ick starring William Shatner. Whether the group should be taken seriously anymore is a question we should probably be asking ourselves, but their dedication to horror culture is undeniable. This list teases out some of the references the band has made over the years. American Psycho The title track of the 1997 album, the song makes obvious reference to the Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name. After nally reaching a settlement with Danzig that allowed the band to continue using the same imagery and name, it seems the band wanted to prove their chops as horror enthusiasts 14 years after their previous release by aligning themselves here with a book instead of a movie. That said, the lyrics could have been derived just as easily from a plot summary of the book as they could have from a thorough close reading. Crimson Ghost The Crimson Ghost is a 1946 villain appearing throughout a serial of the same name that was produced by B-movie giant (is that an oxymoron?) Republic Pictures. The Mists adapted the image of this end to the point that its more notorious as a symbol of their music than it is of the Republic lm serial. The group also named the 11th track on American Psycho after the bony scoundrel. Kong at the Gates and Kong Unleashed Although King Kong might not qualify as a quintessential horror ick, the character is a lot like Frankensteins monster and it denitely could have qualied for The Mists end club. The song was further linked to horror culture when a creepy corpse paint covered Canadian wrestler named Vampiro began using it for his entrance music. The kicker? Jerry Only briey joined the wrestler as a tag-team partner. Mars Attacks Either because he loves horror so much or because hes a marketing monster (search Mists merch online and youll understand),


Bone Dump, a massive pile of handcrafted porcelain bones crafted by University of Guelph MFA alumnus Maura Doyle was showcased in Torontos nancial district this year during Nuit Blanche.


when Jerry Only learned of Tim Burtons decision to transfer a series of Topps trading cards called Mars Attacks into a lm, he wrote a song calledin typical Mists fashionMars Attacks and sent it to the director for consideration on the soundtrack, but it ultimately got to Burton too late to be included. Scream! Just as with Mars Attacks this song was written when the band caught wind of plans to make a sequel to the 1996 horror movie about horror movies and then submitted to be included in the lm. It was also denied presence on any form of soundtrack for the movie.


The Sidi Tour Trio performed a free show in the UC courtyard on Sept. 30 as part of the Malian groups rst ever North American tour. Tour, playing the acoustic guitar, was joined on stage by Jambala and Douma Maga, who played the monochord guitar and kurbu respectively.


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individuals Steph Tibelius and Caitlin Beaton really stood out as leaders in the Oct. 1 game. Steph Tibelius is a transfer student from Laurier and shes doing a degree here she is just phenomenal. She has 92 points I think right now in four games and she is a real asset to the team this year and a welcome rookie to us. I think our captain, Caitlin Beaton, [was integral to the win as well]. She really led the charge on defence this Saturday, she laid some pretty big hits and made Brock really not want the ball in their hand and I think thats why they kicked a lot in the second half, noted McAuley with a laugh. She was pretty instrumental in leading by example. This years Gryphons can be dened not only by their physical dominance on the eld but also for their mental aptitude. [The team is] a lot more focused on learning what to do in certain situations instead of just going on instinct, so we go through a lot of game lm and we look at what are the best options of trying and then we repeat that in practice, time and time again, so in the pressure of a game it becomes habit, said McAuley. Although the competition is getting tougher, the win over the Badgers moves the team to a 4-0 regular season standing. I think the OUA our division is still working on their player development. I think there are a lot of young teams in our division [so were] looking forward to seeing McMaster and Queens in the other division to see what kind of competition they can give us, said McAuley. But as far as our eorts, I think the chance of another OUA gold is pretty high.

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Fan of the Game, Jaclyn Quinn

Fan of the Game

sasha odesse
This weeks Fan of the Game was spotted at the Gryphons womens rugby match against the Brock Badgers on Oct. 1. Jaclyn Quinn, a fourth year arts and science student had this to say about why she was at the game: Ive never seen a rugby game and Ive heard that the womens rugby team has been dominating again this season and wanted to show some Gryphon spirit for them, said Quinn. I was a little disappointed though with the amount of students that went out. I was expecting there to be more than just a few but most of them were parents. Its kind of unfortunate that there arent more students out to support Gryphon teams, especially ones that, like the womens rugby team, are doing so well. I hope that more people will start coming out to games because Guelph varsity teams have a lot going for them, she continued. Im a huge sports fan, and would love to attend more events, but I often dont think to stop and gure out when then next home games are. If games were advertised more on campus and even within the Athletic Centre, I think students would be more likely to go, including myself. Stand up, stand out and cheer for your favourite team and you could be Fan of the Game. Follow @TheOntarion on Twitter to nd out when were looking for Fan of the Game and it could be you and your friends in this spot!


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LAST GAME RESULTS 10/01: Guelph vs. Windsor 21 - 41 GRYPHON SEASON STANDINGS: W L T 1 4 0

LAST GAME RESULTS 09/30: Guelph vs. Waterloo 30 - 20 GRYPHON SEASON STANDINGS: W L 3 1 T 1

LAST GAME RESULTS 10/01: Guelph vs. Waterloo 68 - 0 GRYPHON SEASON STANDINGS: W L T 4 0 0


LAST GAME RESULTS LAST GAME RESULTS 10/02: 10/02: Guelph vs. Western Guelph vs. Waterloo 0-4 7-8 GRYPHON SEASON GRYPHON SEASON STANDINGS: STANDINGS: W L T W L T W L T 6 3 1 2 5 1 8 9 0

LAST GAME RESULTS 10/02: Guelph vs. Western 3-0 GRYPHON SEASON STANDINGS: W L T 6 1 0

LAST GAME RESULTS LAST GAME RESULTS 09/25: 10/02: Guelph vs. McMaster Guelph vs. Toronto 16 - 6 8-5 GRYPHON SEASON GRYPHON SEASON STANDINGS: STANDINGS: W L T 5 1 0 W L 6 1 T 1

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By Duncan Day-Myron

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prerepudisi derae et ariatissitae dolorrum, utaectotam ut ipsant aut ullaute sam se nos aliquam nusa cor rem quam facculles es non cum adit quunt etum evendam rectur, ulparch itemolupid moluptatur? Inctus, eum sitions ectaspellaut arum del ipis et experia essitae non nis exeraepro blaut ut que nestinv enditiu saectus serit quam, nos adisquatem fuga. Itat ut odis volor rerspellent, eossitis et, occupides ut la quati to od magnimintus et rem reictatque et deribusdam eseque pedipistiunt aut velitaq uasperionse vid et abor as rentiun tiisqui atqui odit, odi officte porem faccus assus sunt dis volorep erumquae atem eum coraeped elibustio. Neque pelicip iderovid quos sequatisci sint, quiaecusae simaximodi voles dollaudi dolupta qui is et qui niminct ationseque invelessum aspeliquid ut eat raector rumquo blaut alis illit, sinveni aturepe velignim vendici sam aut atiis doluptation nusam qui dendio ipsum iducipsum que entium volutas es dolupta sperum acea suntore sciassim quia atatione veliqui doloremqui torese pa dit quatiaspid molupta tetusto blaut lab intis doluptam cores accuscit animus eos cumetur, cullest iuntioreped ut qui sum undanditatem et offic tet eos doluptur, aut que ditatem quo omnia earcipsantur anihilit litium lique dolori When the sports theme was announced, we just went ad eait, said Nick Bruner.rempe cus evendipid quosidea with volorest rerumque Wed come up with the ilis before we even heard it was sports. doluptaqui voluptatqui conecul lorehenis aliquis exerit Having had a head start on con prorem as disti aciliquiaoccumquid quae voluptatatithe idea likely helped Mangoat accomplish as much of what theyd hoped they would. sim invel isquam et recus et as eos enihit quat dusciligent. We came prettyininctur said Rudolph-Wilson. We got Itatur? Fugita close, suntiat ibeatium et quibea everything done thatblant et quiaect except deathsporeptiis atatemq uodipitatio we wanted to, iatectur, nist and switches. We didnt need that much more time. iducipsunto corrovi duscit volum fugiaessunte eossitam That sentiment was echoed by Team IIIs Omar Himada. sitiur moluptatiis eos doles re offictur molori tecae numque We definitely didnt finish everything that wed hoped for, debis quo omnis time it wasnt that far away from what but at the same sequae. Ullorenis exped eliqui consequo descias modia he eos cupta aut explibe arcidus tempos look we expected, at said. It looks like I thought it would ad minsure. a aborerepuda nia voluptaspic tendam, officto quodiciat eture like, thats for Even though the development stage of the competition has now ended, some of the participants are still optimistic about the future of their games. Its certainly not finished, said Himada. Were probably going to work on it still, said Mangoats Trevor Baron, sharing Himadas optimism. Hopefully their enthusiasm will be maintained until the next Great Canadian Appathon. Each team said they would enter it again next time. And after participating in it once, theyll be a little more prepared. For the time being however, the second Great Canadian Appathon is not quite complete. While the teams have all completed and submitted their games, now begins the judging process. The team of judges is made up of former Toronto Maple Leaf Bill Derlago; XMG Studios founder and CEO Ray Sharma; XMGs vice president of game development, Adam Telfer; Sheldon Sawchuk, general manager of National Post digital; and Santino Mariani, associate tax partner at KPMG. They will be judging the submissions based on four criteria: concept, graphics, entertainment value and stability. The top 25 teams are set to be announced on Oct. 7, which will be narrowed to a top three on Oct. 21, with the winning game being announced on Nov. 2. The first prize team will be given $25,000, with $10,000 for second place, and 10 prizes of $1000 to runners-up in various categories, such as art, sound, multiplayer, and use of 3D.


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Gryphons Cross Country team storming through

sasha odesse
On Sept. 30 the Gryphons cross country team travelled to Bethlehem, Pa. to compete in the Paul Short XC Run. The race took place on the campus of Lehigh University and featured some of the best of the nations running talent, including the Guelph Gryphons. The Gryphons were one of the few Canadian teams invited to compete, showing their past prowess has not failed to impress. This year, however, the team did not do as well as they have in the past. Following the meet head coach Dave Scott-Thomas sat the team down and had a little chat with them about what it means to be a Gryphon cross country runner, but he also understands that the team is currently going through whats called storming. Theres a process that [the team] goes through every year right from training camp on as we absorb the new people in to the team. [Its] about them trying to nd their presence as a team. People get worried about storming because it means adversity, challenges, discussions and sorting out, but actually its normal and healthy and every team goes through it. So were in the storming phase with our team right now and thats ne, well sort it out, said head coach Scott-Thomas. Having graduated many of their top-nishers last year the team is denitely trying to nd their new identity as a team. Teams have personalities and its a little dierent each year as you graduate athletes and you bring new people in. I dont think you put a team into a box and make them t your vision, I think you have to roll with characters on the team and one of our challenges this year so far has been that our strongest leader types that help forge that identity, havent been present as much and thats ne. But the guy that just calls other athletes on details or just picks everyone out when theyre down that cant become the personality of our team. Good elite athletes when they see adversity, step it up and get more red up and carry the rest of the team, said Scott-Thomas. Scott-Thomas is especially excited to see what the womens team will bring in the future, as they really seem to gel well together. Theres a real balance with the [womens] squad and it sounds a little trite to say, but its just a very nice team and I dont mean nice in the sense that theyre just a bunch of housecats lying around. Theyre tough as nails and theyre very, very competitive, but theyre just great souls. So theyve already established their identity as a team, they know how to pick it up, they know if someones having an orace, how to manage it tactically during the race you can see it in how they warm up together, you can see it in how they cool down together, its just a very tight team, said Scott-Thomas. The biggest competitors this year for the Gryphons will be McMaster on the womens side and Windsor on the mens side. The Gryphons will have the opportunity to challenge their main opposition on home dirt at the New Balance Vic Matthews meet on Oct. 15.

Gryphons baseball team swept and split

Calls and close games dene Gryphons' baseball double-headers
michael bohdanowicz
On Oct. 1-2, Hastings Stadium saw the Guelph Gryhpons baseball team play two doubleheaders against the McMaster Marauders and Waterloo Warriors respectively. They lost both of their games against McMaster, won their rst game against Waterloo but lost the second. These results dampen Guelphs prospects of entering the OUA baseball leagues postseason. The rst game against McMaster featured stellar starting pitching by Daniel McMullin of the Gryphons and Geo Strong of the Marauders. Neither team scored until the sixth inning. Guelph scored their rst run via an RBI single by Wes Romak. McMaster scored their rst run largely due to an error. McMaster took a 2-1 lead in the seventh after leado hitter Colin Campbell singled to right eld. In that play, base-runner Cameron Ryerson was declared safe in a close play at home plate. Guelph catcher Robert Marsiglio claimed Ryerson didnt touch home plate. [That] was a big play in the game. I thought the call went the wrong way. Our catcher said he blocked him o but the umpire said he got a hand in there and hes not going to change his mind after that so youve got to bite the bullet thats part of baseball, remarked head coach Matt Grin following the game. The Gryphons tied the game in the bottom half of the seventh after Josh Kennedy tripled and made it home on a sacrice y hit by Sean Molony. With the game tied 2-2, extra innings were required to determine a winner. In the top of the eighth, pinch-hitter Cole Lewis batted in the go-ahead run for the Marauders. This would prove to be the winning run for McMaster


Gryphons baseball player safe at the base

as Guelph was unable to score any runs in the bottom of the inning. Grin, while claiming that Strong is one of the leagues best pitchers, was surprised at his teams hitting performance most of the game. Were one of the top hitting teams in the league and we came out and it took us six innings to get on the board. Letting a team that only has three or four wins stick around in a game gives them momentum and gives them a chance to win games like that, said Grin. Grin also stated that he was impressed with his teams pitching and acknowledged that mistakes were made by elders. McMaster swept the doubleheader as they won the second game 11-9. During the Gryphons rst game on Oct. 2 the Waterloo Warriors led 1-0 going into the sixth inning. In the bottom of the sixth Guelph scored ve runs and would hang on through the top of the seventh to win the game 5-1. The second game saw the Gryphons trail 5-1 by the bottom of the third inning. The top of Guelphs batting order led o that inning and all three got on base helping to score three runs that inning. In the fourth inning a solo home run by Ryan Thompson and a double steal gave the Gryphons an additional two runs allowing them to take a 6-5 lead. According to Gryphon rst baseman Craig Howse, Thompsons game-tying home run provided a real shot to his team as it motivated them to take the lead in the fourth inning. Partly due to errors Waterloo was able to regain the lead and led 8-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh. One such error occurred in the top of the seventh when Howse attempted to eld a ball hit to the rst base side of the pitchers mound. He lost his handle on the ball allowing a Warrior to make it to third and later score. While Howse hit an RBI single in that inning it was not enough to prevent the Gryphons from being defeated 8-7. Defense could have been a little bit better at clutch times, he acknowledged. Its just tough to lose close games when youre winning and then all of a sudden youre not.


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Gryphon swim team hard at work

Gryphons swim teams training schedule is not only intense but also impressive
chris muller
Mounted outside the entrance to head coach Don Burtons oce is a television that is counting down the time remaining until the Olympic trials at the end of March. With over a dozen athletes training for an opportunity to represent Canada in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, its no wonder the training is so intense. Theyll train anywhere from 18 to 27 hours a week, said Coach Burton. Training often starts at 5:30 in the morning for two hours, and is followed by a two hour afternoon session that is generally supplemented by dryland training. With swim events lasting anywhere from 20 seconds to 18 minutes, the training is as varied as it is intense. Over the weekend, the swim team travelled to Waterloo for an exhibition meet with the Toronto, York and Waterloo teams. Guelph won four of six events at the meet, proving that there is chance for much success at the OUA Finals in February. First year student Erica Pate had a great start to her university career, nishing rst in the 100m freestyle and second in the 200m freestyle. She was named the female MVP of the meet. Overall, Guelph defeated York and Waterloos mens and womens teams and lost only to the teams from the University of Toronto, a great start to a university season that kicks o on Oct. 15 at the OUA Invitational here in Guelph. While we may not be as big as other schools, we have a lot of quality young swimmers here, said Erica Pate. The 21 men and 17 women of the Guelph swim team represent a close-knit group. Were like one big family, claims co-captain Wil Wright. [Were] together all the time and were dealing with all of the same stresses of training the physical and mental intensity of it. In addition to the physical stresses of training are the inevitable diculties of keeping nearly 40 athletes in a variety of events organized. Its always busy, said Burton. He, like many of the student-athletes under his command, is also a part of the Guelph Marlins Aquatic Club, where training for most of the athletes continues year-round. If youre not training yearround, youre not going to be t enough to compete provincially


Gryphon swimmers busy training for OUAs and Olympic trials

or at the university level, said Burton. The relationship is a mutually benecial one: train in the summer to compete in the school season, and train during school to continue competing in the summer. Those training for the Olympic trials have taken the year o from school, to train with Coach Burton and the Gryphons all year. While representing our country might be considered a personal goal, it promotes the university as well. People know that Michael Phelps trained at the University of Michigan, explained Burton. In the same way, the individuals training here could help promote the University of Guelphs varsity swim team. In order to bring new people to the university program, we need to have a presence at the national events, said Burton. The Guelph team may be full of Olympic hopefuls and promising university contenders, but one thing remains the same: the mounted television outside Coach Burtons oce continues to tick. So as the seconds dissolve and the arrival of the Olympic trials and OUA Championships draw near, one thing becomes blatantly clear for the Gryphon swim team: Its always busy.

Beat the bug, dont let it beat you!

melina lin
Its that time of year again, folks. The cold bug is back and ready for action! With midterms coming up, we dont want to end up sick and nauseous, blowing our noses every couple minutes in class, feeling as if you are going to vomit anytime soon. So dont get it! That, of course, is impossible. You may have the cold already and not show any signs or symptoms of it. Your bodys already hacking away those nasty viruses, allowing you to function properly. Theres only so much you can do to help your systems, and most of it is common knowledge: eating healthy, exercising, sleeping, and so on. But really, who has the time for any of that in university? So say the worst happens, and you now have the cold. Now what? Everyone has their own way of treating it, but here are a few tips that I grew up with. Mind you, my family only believed in alternative treatment. I dont think Ive ever taken cold medicine in my life! Drink garlic and ginger soup: Boil up some garlic and ginger and start chugging! Compared to chicken soup, or honey and lemon tea, it sounds unappealing, but it is extremely eective. It follows the Buckleys motto: it tastes awful, and it works. Sleep: This is denitely important. Give your body time to rest and recover. Although this will be dicult to do with the hubbub of university life, try to get some sleep. Just dont fall asleep in class! Drink lots of water: Stay hydrated! It helps remove toxins in your body and helps clear congestion. Gargle salt water: This mainly helps with removing mucus that may have formed in the back of your throat, and kills bacteria. Sweat it out: This is supposed to push out the pathogen through the pores. If you cant sweat, go to a sauna! And if that doesnt work, you know the cold is pretty bad. There are denitely a lot of other treatments, but the end goal for them all is the same, and that is to treat the symptoms. So far, there is still no actual cure for the common

cold, but luckily there are plenty of ways to treat it. Now its all up to you to help yourself and keep your body healthy and strong!



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transgender or transsexual has nothing to do with a persons sexual orientation. Intersex is also an umbrella term used to describe someone whose sexual and/or reproductive organs dont quite t with our understanding of male or female. This isnt obvious in all cases, and its entirely possible that someone who is technically intersex may never know. However, there are also some conditions that are evident from birth and where parents are often asked to choose their childs gender. Overall, its estimated that about one in 100 infants are born with some kind of intersex condition. Finally, two-spirited is a term thats used to describe Indigenous North Americans who fulll traditional male and female gender roles (not just male or just female). This is considered to be a gift, as the individual is able to see from two perspectives at once. Okay, so back to the ads. How do they propose that the curriculum is trying to confuse children? They list a number of dierent activities, including reading the book Gloria Goes to Gay Pride, having kids make their own gender-bending version of traditional fairy tales, and encouraging kids to role-play the opposite gender. In one of the ads, theres also mention of the fact that parents arent allowed to have their child accommodated out of Human Rights Education based on religious grounds. What does this mean? Kids are going to learn what the Gay Pride Parade is. A male student might try role-playing a female. They might draw fairy tales where Little Red Riding Hood is a boy, not a girl. But how does this confuse children about their gender identity? I havent been able to nd any explanation there. In fact, given that Little Red Riding Hood is a story written to warn girls about the dangers of (sexual) predators, doesnt it make sense to send the message that both boys and girls can be preyed upon? Then theres the issue of parents wanting to opt their children out of Human Rights Education because it goes against their religious beliefs. Well, if you dont eat pork for religious reasons, your child isnt exempt from learning about all four food groups. So why would a child be exempt from learning about diverse sexual orientations that their religion doesnt agree with? These programs have been put in place to try and educate children about diversity with the aim that it fosters understanding and acceptance. If parents are teaching their kids at home that their religion believes that homosexuality is wrong, it seems that theres especially a need to teach kids about accepting diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Bottom line: there are a lot of dierent places where the Ontario curriculum deserves criticism. But criticizing them for teaching about inclusiveness and acceptance? I think we have more important things to worry about.

Gender terminology breakdown

Helping explain some of the terms in a controversial ad campaign
shireen noble
Over the past couple of days, there have been some ads oating around Facebook, criticizing some of the Ontario curriculum items around gender. One of the ads proclaims PLEASE! Dont confuse me. Im a girl. Dont teach me to question if Im a boy, transsexual, transgendered, intersexed, or two spirited. As you might have noticed, these have caused quite the stir. The thing is, when I tried talking to others about these ads, no one seemed to be clear on what the terms meant. So I decided to break down the terminology and gure out just what the controversys all about. But before I get into examining the terms, I want to make it clear that I dont have the education ever to do justice to the breadth and depth of the topic of gender identities. Luckily, there are people on campus who can. Check out Guelph Queer Equality (GQE), the Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED), or The Wellness Centre for more information. According to Dr. Milton Diamond, who has spent his career researching sexual identity formation, a person who is transsexual is a male or female individual who thinks he or she is more suited or meant to live as a member of the opposite sex. On the other hand, the term transgender is used to describe individuals who prefer to live as the opposite gender without undergoing surgery. Transsexualism is recognized as a disorder by the DSM-IV (The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders), and transgenderism is more often used as an umbrella term for anyone who goes outside the bounds of our normal understanding of sex and gender. One quick aside: being

Living arrangements
beth purdon-mclellan
Want something to brighten up your apartment? Perhaps youd like something draw your eye away from the grubbiness of your rental unit, or that hole punched in the dry wall? When we think about interior design, most of us dont think of owers as a long time decoration. Its true that fresh cut owers often fade quickly, and are expensive to buy. However, fall roadsides can provide a cheap and simple solution for those of you wanting some homey touches. Asters, or Fleabane: Fleabane brightens up the roadside from midsummer on, although it is often considered an invasive species. The plant produces clusters of small, daisy-like owers that are usually white or purple. Golden Rod: Allergies beware! The plant is the culprit for many itchy noses at this time of year. However, if you dont have sensitivity to pollen, the long yellow plumes are always attractive in an arrangement. Thistles: Appreciating this ower is an acquired taste and many dont consider its spiky bloom at ower worthy of a tabletop bouquet. However, the thistle is a perfect addition for fall bouquet because it dries out naturally

on the plant, and will retain its appearance for as long as you decide to keep them around. Grasses: Switch and fountain grasses turn a variety of golden shades in the fall and often have elegant seedpods, or ears at the end. Mix and match dierent types to produce a textured arrangement. Sedum: This succulent becomes a centrepiece in many gardens at this time of year. While you wont nd this at the roadside, your neighbors may have a stem or two to spare as they cut back their gardens. Dont be afraid to experiment with drying your owers. Many branches, grasses and thistles preserve nicely at the end of the season. While they may n`ot be the most colourful decoration, they may provide the pick-me-up that your kitchen table needs.

jessica avolio

FASHION Fall fashion

choosing one in a neutral colour since the style already speaks for itself. Envision more tailored pieces ranging from short to long in a wide variety of fabrics such as wool and tweed. Fall is also jam-packed with boots ranging from ankle to thighhigh, slouchy to structured and classic to modern. Some honourable mentions are harness and buckle details, 70s inspired stacked heels, edgy ankle boots with a wedge, slouchy boots in suede and classic riding boots that never go out of style. So throw on that big chunky sweater, wrap yourself in a balmy coat, put on some thermal socks and lace up those boots because pretty soon that walk to class will be a long one. But at least you can do it in style.

Fall fashion is denitely something to look forward to every year. With the drop in temperature you get to break out your jackets, pile on the layers and strap on some boots. There is something so incredibly enjoyable about wearing a thick cozy sweater while sipping back a hot beverage on a chilly autumn day. So thank the fashion gods this year that big cozy knits are back. If this isnt your rst fall in Guelph, you are well aware of how frigid it starts to get this time of year. But do not fear, at least you can look forward to bundling up and looking snug as a...person reasonably dressed for the weather. Thick knits are not only cozy this season, but are luxurious as well. Think big cable knits and chunky gauges. Dont only pair em with jeans, be risky and pair it with a skirt, trousers, or leather pants. Knits arent just casual, they can be glamorous as well. Toasty coats in fur (either faux or real), quilting, wool and shearling made their return combining function and fashion (something that seemed to be severely lacking in years past). Embellish with some added extras such as fur trims or quilted lining. Pair your coat with a turtleneck and a pair of slacks and you are all set for the season. In addition, prepare yourselves for the return of capes. Think about

1 Cape - 2 Bootcut Jean - 3 Frye Harness Boot - 4 Burberry Coat - 5 Black Tights -

6 Frye Riding Boot - 7 Knitted Pullover - 8 Leather Pants - 9 Wedge Boot -


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Homemade grape juice

sasha odesse
At the end of this summer I lived with some rather eccentric relatives who seriously believe that the end of the world is upon up. Canning food and buying powdered milk; building a pizza oven in their backyard that, when complete, will bake nearly 30 pizzas in less than ve minutes; and diverting the water table so that they have a pond with trout on their property are a few of the many doomsday preparations that they are making. Although I dont share many similar views with them, the one thing I will agree with them on is that homemade grape juice is 10 times better than the store bought kind and if youve had Welchs grape juice, you know thats saying something. It is a rather lengthy process, but making your own grape juice is relatively easy and denitely worthwhile. Ingredients and tools Allow yourself half a day for sure and dont start it unless you can finish it! A chinois (cone-shaped strainer) cheesecloth (optional) 1 large boiling pot 1 large roast pan 10 1 L Mason jars and lids bushel Concord grapes (you can get from the Guelph Farmers Market) 20 tbsp white sugar The most important thing to remember when making homemade grape juice is to have everything ready beforehand, have your jars and grapes washed before you start. Boil the grapes in a large pot until they split and have visibly shrunk down in the pot. Very gently put them in your chinois a spoonful at a time and then strain them with the wooden bat until all thats left is the juice. After youve pressed all of your grapes, (this is the time


consuming part) pour the juice into a big stock pot, and bring to a boil. If there are still chunks and seeds, strain juice through cheesecloth. Sterilize the jars and lids by placing them upside

down in a roast pan lled with about 2 inches of water, and boil for ve minutes. Put two tablespoons of white sugar in each jar and then pour boiling juice almost to the top. Seal and store

in a cool dry place. They are now ready to drink. Just dilute with a bit of water to taste, as it will be rather concentrated. Enjoy!


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Sweet potatoes are the new pumpkin

Try something a little dierent this holiday season
mishi prokop
Its a delicious southern classic thats surprisingly easy to make. Making your own crust might seem intimidating, but it can be fun and makes the pie extra delicious. This recipe will give you a nice thick crust, so if you like yours a bit thinner just halve the ingredients. Serve with some whipped cream or ice cream, as you like. Filling 1 sweet potato cup butter, room temperature 1 cup white sugar cup milk 2 eggs 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract Unbaked pie crust (recipe below) Boil sweet potato whole in skin until soft. Run cold water over it, then remove the skin. Mash in a bowl and add butter. Mix in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350 F (175 C) for about an hour, or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Pie crust 2 cups our 1 tsp salt 1 cup butter, chilled cup water In a large bowl, mix our and salt. Cut the butter into chunks, then add all at once to our mixture and mix in using your hands until coarse and crumbly. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Refrigerate (maybe use this time to make the lling). Roll out dough onto oured counter and sprinkle more our on top. Use a rolling pin, working the dough gently outwards from the centre until a rough circle of desired thickness. Carefully transfer to pie plate, add lling, and crimp the edges with your ngers.

Weekly Dog



Neville started out so excited for his new job, but he just cant do mornings. By the afternoon hes so tired that he just wants to go back to watching Ellen and eating cereal out of the box.


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Potent potables: A hot fall favourite

Making spicy mulled wine right on your stovetop
duncan day-myron
Summer is over. Stop wearing flip-flops and accept it. The sun's setting earlier, you can see your breath by the late afternoon, and patios are a lot less fun. And spending less time sitting outside in the sun means that your drink needs might be a little different. After my long walk home from work in the summer, I just wanted an ice cold beer to forget how sweaty and uncomfortable I was. When it gets colder, I'm always tempted to make something a little warmer. Mulled wine takes me back. As a little kid, every fall there was a neighbourhood festival where an alcohol-free mulled wine was served out of a big steaming cauldron, with apples, oranges and lemons floating around the top. I thought it was disgusting. But I also wore track pants with elastic ankles and put ketchup on my pizza, so my standards back then were middling at best. Nowadays, it's one of my favourite fall and winter traditions, even if the tradition is slowly becoming sitting alone in my apartment, drinking a bottle of warm flavoured wine and catching up on the X-Factor. A tradition's a tradition. Mulled wine takes a while to make, so it's not an every afternoon kind of thing like Scotch is. At it's core, it is a red wine, heated slowly with a mix of fruit and spices steeping in it. There's a lot of variety you can have within that framework, but it should be easy enough to figure out what you might like even if it is your first time. First step is the wine. This will be the third time in this column that I will have said this about wine so write it down and when we get to spritzers you'll know but don't splurge. Although you will be able to taste the wine, getting a cheap to mid-range bottle will be fine. A lot of recipes call for a dry red wine, but then tell you to dump in a cup or so of refined white sugar. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me, so I will usually start with a wine that is already quite sweet. My go-to is usually a Beaujolais, which is sweet, fruity and easy to drink. If you want it to be less sweet, you can go with a dryer wine and leave it at that, or add a small amount of sugar or honey to taste. Put the wine in a large enough saucepan to hold it, plus whatever you are going to add, and heat slowly. Very slowly. You don't ever want it to boil, or even simmer. Generally an hour or so, uncovered, on the lowest setting will get it hot enough without getting rid of all of the alcohol. As far as adding the flavourings, the standard fall/winter spices are probably in order. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and mace. Each of them should be used in its whole form, and not ground or powdered. Use each sparingly as well. If you're not familiar with cooking with spices, err on the side of caution and use less than you think you'd need. Two whole cloves will probably be enough, for example. Other options could be a vanilla bean (even just an old, scraped vanilla pod will work), bay leaves, green cardamom pods, black peppercorns, or even garam


masala powder, sparingly. So long as you aren't too liberal with the spices, and the wine has some sweetness, it won't be too overpowering. Sliced oranges and lemons or just plenty of zest should be the finishing touch, and you can squeeze a wedge of orange in when you drink it as well. Depending on how early you need to get up, dropping in a

splash of brandy or even Drambuie as you drink it is a nice touch. So enjoy, and stay warm!


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During a looming economic downfall in Europe and the United States, focusing any attention on this proposed law seems outrageous. Such timing leads one to believe that the government may be utilizing this new law, that a majority of Canadians might easily support, as a mere distraction. By exaggerating and encouraging Canadian nationalism in a time of much economic uncertainty, it is evident that the Conservative government might be employing tactics to distract Canadians from the economic issues at hand. This takes me back to March 2010 when the Conservative government began reviewing the national anthem. The timing was impeccable. After proroguing the government for two months, early March 2010 saw a speech to the throne, a presentation to the budget, and a debate about the wording of the national anthem. Naturally, the nation had lots to say about the national anthem and people were vocal on each side of the fence about the issue. These voices that should have been questioning the governments two month vacation in the middle of winter were instead quibbling about the anthems lyrics. Like the current issue of the right to display the Canadian ag, a majority of Canadians overlooked the legitimate issues at hand and immediately started taking a stance on either side. Since most Canadians have a connection with both the national anthem and the ag, bringing attention to these aspects of our heritage is quite clever when the government wants to divert attention. Unfortunately, these distractions work quite eectively in shifting attention away from a weakening economy or soaring unemployment rates. Im not suggesting that the Conservatives dont have a plan for the economy, since that seems to be the focus of their attention, but I am shocked that this law is being proposed when full attention needs to be spent on issues that are more immediately relevant. There is no point in worrying about whether or not you are able to hang ags o of your apartment balcony if you wont be able to aord to pay rent.

Fire Away: Hey, look over there!

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The U.S. economy is weakening, a member of parliament is under speculation for spending $50 million in his own riding for the G8 Summit, and the Conservative government is worrying about who is able to y Canadian ags out their apartment window. The Conservative government proposed a law that would make it illegal for building owners to disallow residents from hanging the Canadian ag from their condominiums and apartments. Failure to abide by such law could result in punishments as small as a ne or as severe as two years in jail. Torontos Don Valley West MP John Carmichael proposed this bill last week and has promoted its importance in granting Canadians the right to express their patriotism to Canada, despite their home address. The proposed law seems straightforward enough. Even those living on the 22nd oor of an apartment building with a grouchy landlord should be able to hoist the Canadian ag out there window when they wish. This issue isnt overly controversial, but it also isnt relevant to the major issues going on in the national and global political scene right now. I have absolutely no objection to allowing all Canadians the ability to hang a Canadian ag o their balcony if they wish, but I have a serious issue with the timing and distractive nature of this bill.

Canadas bankrupt position on the Palestinian bid for statehood

gregory shupak
The opposition of both Barack Obama and Stephen Harper to the Palestinian Authoritys bid for statehood at the United Nations on the grounds that the Israeli-Palestinian conict needs to be solved by bilateral negotiations is based on a false premise: that Israels leaders are or have been serious about such negotiations. The point here is not to argue that the UN approach is the most eective way for Palestinians to seek justice, which is a matter of debate among Palestinians and must be left to them to decide. While more than 80 per cent of those residing in the Occupied Territories support the move, Palestinian commentators like Ali Abunimah and Omar Barghouti have pointed out signicant problems with the bid, including its failure to address the question of Palestinian refugees or the inequality in which Palestinian citizens of Israel live. Independent of this discussion, its worth pointing out that, contrary to what Obama and Harper suggest, Palestinians are without (to use the favoured parlance of Israeli politicians) a sincere partner for peace. In the 20 years of direct negotiations, which began with the 1999 Madrid Conference and the subsequent Oslo process, Israel has rapidly expanded its illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories. As noted by Yinon Cohen, professor of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia, and Israeli writer Neve Gordon: At the end of 1991, there were 132,000 Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem and 89,800 settlers in the West Bank. Two decades later, the numbers of settlers in East Jerusalem has increased by about 40 per cent, while the settlers in the West Bank, according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, have increased by over 300 per cent. Currently, there are about half a million Jewish settlers [...] If Israel had arrested its unilateral transfer of Jewish citizens to Palestinian land in 1991 once it had embarked upon a peace process based on the return of occupied territory, the number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank would have been less than 50 per cent of what it is today. Were you seeking a denition of bad faith negotiations, you could do worse than this. However, settlements are not the only aspect of Israeli conduct that denotes a lack of commitment to peace negotiations. Btselem, the Israeli human rights group, notes that the Oslo Accords did not change Israels policy of deliberate and systematic discrimination, primarily in planning and building, in East Jerusalem. At the end of 1995, Israel began to revoke the residency and deny social benets of [sic] hundreds of East Jerusalem Palestinians each year. As the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions notes, Israel demolished 740 houses during the Oslo process (1993-1999) and 5000 more from 2000-2004. Moreover, a 2009 report by Amnesty International notes that in the period since the Oslo Accords, Israel has extracted far in excess of the agreed quantity of water in the case of the Eastern Aquifer, up to more than three times as much. Probably the most tragic example of the Israeli governments deal-breaking occurred in the months leading up to Operation Cast Lead, Israels 2008-2009 attack on Gaza. Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton, points out that a ceasere existed between Israel and Hamas from July 2008 until it was broken by Israel in November of that year, in a lethal assault on Gaza that led to a crumbling of the ceasere. Palestinian leaders, on the other hand, have repeatedly given ground to Israeli demands. When Palestinians call for a return the 1967 borders, they are ceding 78 per cent of their historic land. The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) have long recognized Israels right to exist and both Jimmy Carter and a delegation of European parliamentarians report that Hamas is willing to do so. The Palestine Paper show that Palestinian negotiators oered enormous concessions in negotiations, perhaps in some cases to their discredit, including on refugee rights and key land claims, notably in East Jerusalem. None of this has been enough for Israeli ocacials. Though Palestinian leaders have backed o key demands, Israeli politicians continue to ask for (and take) more. As the Guardian reports, the Palestinian representatives currently at the UN have been pressed to sign a compromise drawn up by Tony Blair, the representative of the Quartet. This called on the Palestinians to accept Israeli settlement growth, call Israel a Jewish state, and tear up the agreement with Hamas. The rst would make any real negotiation on land swaps impossible. The second would pre-empt discussion on the right of return for Palestinian refugees and cast Israeli Arabs into the wilderness. The third would relaunch the conict with Hamas. Palestinian leaders have time and again demonstrated exibility, arguably too much at times, and yet Israeli intransigence continues, enabled by Obama and Harper. To insist that any resolution of the Israel-Palestine conict be mutually agreed upon is to grant Israel veto power over the negotiations. It is to demand that Palestinian human rights be put on hold until the state that illegally occupies their land decides that it has extracted enough from them. Regardless of the outcome of the PAs bid for statehood, Israel is already obligated to withdraw from the land it occupied during the 1967 War by United Nations Resolutions 242 and 338, and Resolution 465 specically calls on Israel to dismantle its illegal settlements. Furthermore, UN Resolution 3236 rearms the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people in Palestine, including: (a) The right to self-determination without external interference; (b) The right to national independence and sovereignty (emphasis mine). Israels international legal obligations are not, whatever Obama and Harper think, matters for negotiation. And Palestinians right to freedom is even less so. This article originally appeared on Greg Shupak is a writer, an activist and a PhD student.

Photo frenzy folly
It used to be Bics and Zippos at the concerts; now its the Blackberry and the iPhone. Our heroes used to receive symbolic ickering oerings of nite ame for their talent; now theyre faced with armies of lenses and rechargeable smartphones. Its easy to project that theres a direct relationship between the smoke we choke down on our way through concert venue smoke pits and the onslaught of digital recording devices. I ask, where are the dead lighters? This shift represents more than a romantic decline. Theres a key dierence between what was going on then, and whats going on now. Wherein the past, we thrust our mini torches high to encourage encores or to salute power ballads, all the while focusing our sights on ngers as they traveled up and down guitar necks, the Blackberry variety is one that gets direct attention when its lofted above the masses; with smartphones, we experience the moment secondhand as it happens. This shift changed the way we experience eventsin a big way. One needs only glance at a photo album from a recent party to see the evidence. Were at a point where we cant tell the dierence between whether the keg stands at that last mixer were legitimate were or if they were staged for the greedy lenses of digital cameras. Friends are measured for their modeling capabilities. Were sizing up and documenting every moment, real or not, for a gallery that exists in a simulated social world. At arenas, art galleries, concert halls and award ceremonies, look around and youll spot someone spending their entire time there ogling the image on their smartphone. Instead of watching the experience happening right in front of them they watch it through a low resolution, fourinch display. When Ferris Beuller broke the fourth wall to deliver that important maxim about how life moves pretty fast and if you dont stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it, surely he didnt mean to encourage lives spent living vicariously through point-and-shoots. Beullers was an argument for a life lived in three dimensions. It is possible to reject this new world over-documentation trend without yielding to the philosophies of the Luddite and the techno-phobe. Participating in the world of print and online journalism, sta at The Ontarion are entirely sympathetic to the desire to documentwe even get access

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to special tools that help us do it. Voice recording devices and SLR cameras are essential to our eorts at providing accurate, quality representations of the world. At times we even rely on amateur recordings of concerts when we encounter stories we couldnt actually be available to cover rsthand. Whats important to recognize is that documentation, like most things, is good in moderation. Professional photographers at concerts are forced to adapt to this rule. Press passes for the photo pit generally admit camera carriers for only the opening three songs that any band plays. It might be burdensome for photographers seeking good action shots, but its also a blessing in disguise: shooting a mere three songs out of a twohour set (unless youre shooting a DJ Shadow vs. Cut Chemist collaborative set) also aords you time to take in the atmosphere of the event. If professional photographers can do this and hold jobs in a competitive market, chances are you smartphone jockeys can do the same. Think of it this way: vacation is more fun when youre there than it is when youre clicking miserably through your iPhoto album regretting that you left. Youll regret not being there even more if you realize you spent the entire time squinting through a viewnder. Life is happening around you in the highest resolution possible at every second. Think about that the next time you reach for the smartphone in your pocket because something awesome is going on.

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Synn Studios correction Id like to submit a correction to an article in last weeks Ontarion called Choclairs raw air hits Guelph (Page 7). The article said that the concert in the R-Evolution Sound Lounge marked the grand re-opening of the former Synn Studio. This is a mistake. Synn Studios itself has not gone anywhere. Were still operating in Suite #108 at 121 Wyndham Street Downtown. Whats different is that we recently made some changes in our organization that included the closing of the space formally known as The Synnema. Robbie G. came in with his proposal to turn the space into the Sound Lounge, which is now managed and operated by him. Synn Studios, and its loyal band of struggling artists and lmmakers, many of whom are U of G alums, remain hard at work upstairs. With continued love and aection

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